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Regnum Bohemiae eique Annexae Provinciae ut Ducatus Silesiae Marchionatus Moraviae et Lusatiae Vulgo Die Erb-Länderen.

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Article ID EUT4502
Artist Visscher (1618-1679)
Nicolaes Visscher I (1618 -1679) Amsterdam was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher. He was the son of Claes Janszoon Visscher. His son, Nicolaes Visscher II, also worked with him and continued the family tradition of mapmaking. He died in Amsterdam in 1709 and later after his death, many plates has been used from Petrus Schenk II (1693−1775) to issue other copies.
Title Regnum Bohemiae eique Annexae Provinciae ut Ducatus Silesiae Marchionatus Moraviae et Lusatiae Vulgo Die Erb-Länderen.
Year ca. 1650
Description Map shows Bohemia, Silesia, Maehren, Lausitz and Teschen. Decorative and detailed map with the cities of Olomouc, Hradisch, Breslau, Żagań (German Sagan), Swidnica (German Schweidnitz). Furthermore a magnificent title cartouche with the coats of arms of Bohemia, Silesia, Moravia and Lusatia.
One definition describes Eastern Europe as a cultural entity: the region lying in Europe with the main characteristics consisting of Greek, Byzantine, Eastern Orthodox, Russian, and some Ottoman culture influences. Ancient kingdoms of the region included Orontid Armenia Albania, Colchis and Iberia. These kingdoms were either from the start, or later on incorporated into various Iranian empires, including the Achaemenid Persian, Parthian, and Sassanid Persian Empires. Parts of the Balkans and more northern areas were ruled by the Achaemenid Persians as well, including Thrace, Paeonia, Macedon, and most of the Black Sea coastal regions of Romania, Ukraine, and Russia.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)49,5 x 58,5 cm
ConditionSome restoration at centerfold
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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